MoM I - Vermilion Vespers (Encore)

Saturday, May 12, 2012
8:00 PM

In Concert at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill - Directions

Curt Cacioppo’s Cantata of the Angels (Vermilion Vespers) is a significant contribution to the limited repertoire of concert-length works for choir and organ. A modern vespers, the work was commissioned by the Gobbo family of Venice to celebrate the 80th birthday of their patriarch, Angelo. The poetry, written for the work by the Venetian Luigi Cerantola, beautifully and sagely explores the vermilion twilight of a long-lived, generous life. Like a sacred vespers service, Cacioppo’s work takes us on a journey from creation through hope and celebration in an eclectic musical language joining Renaissance rhythms and lush contemporary harmonies, featuring the virtuosity of organist Ken Lovett and the warm understanding of our singers.

Vermilion Vespers is complemented by Bruno Bettinelli’s contemplative motets on familiar sacred hymn texts appropriate to the meditative spirit of Vespers, the hour of evening prayer, a time of thanksgiving as the sun sets.

Pre-concert talk with the composer at 7:00 pm.

Read the Program Notes and Translations

Due to demand, advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended.
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General Admission - $30 / ($27 pre-order)
Student / Senior - $20 ($18 pre-order)